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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 6, 2011 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Middle East Investment Opportunity (non-Dead)

Looking at some news today and almost every website was showing different scenes of angered Muslims burning American flags. First thing that came to mind was that there was no one happier with the killing of Bin Laden then the owner of Abdul's Flag-O-Rama and Lighter Fluid. Dude is making a killing off the killing. Of course, a large percentage of those flags are made in China (don't let the irony escape you). A true American capitalist would seek to cut out the middle man and set up a flag factory in, say, Baghdad and sell wholesale flags made of flammable fabric at cut rate prices. This would create jobs and stimulate the local economy. Plus the factory would be fairly safe from any threats as the average disgruntled, Middle Eastern America-hater doesn't have a good deal of disposable income and would see the value having a regular supply of discounted Great Satan emblems to set ablaze.

Just thinking.

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Poster: ducats Date: May 6, 2011 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Middle East Investment Opportunity (non-Dead)

what irony am i missing?....if he's making money he's paying (we have to assume in this case) taxes-let em make the stupid widgets in chicom-now their currency is a different story

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 6, 2011 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Middle East Investment Opportunity (non-Dead)

why would you assume THAT? I'm sure it's not hard to set up a multi national status thing and not declare the income you make from here. REAL rare. You don't see the irony in the item people most associate with their love of their Country being manufacturered in another Country? really?

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Poster: ducats Date: May 7, 2011 5:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Middle East Investment Opportunity (non-Dead)

totally separate (tax policy/enforcement vs trade) conversations

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Poster: mush72 Date: May 6, 2011 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Middle East Investment Opportunity (non-Dead)

Comedian David Cross eluded to some of the same facts after 9/11 on his CD Shut You F'ing Baby...basically that there was some flag manufacturer looking to make a profit on patriotism. He also including the sad irony that American flags are made in China. Going a step further he said they're made by Chinese dissident prison labor, which I'm sure is not verifiable - but it makes for good satire.

Obligatory Dead comment - I took someone's advice and listened to 5/5/91 as a change of pace. Since all but one of my shows was a Vince show, I'm don't avoid a Vince show every once in a while. That show was definitely a better example of that band at that point. Good stuff.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: May 6, 2011 10:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Middle East Investment Opportunity (non-Dead)

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Poster: splue Date: May 8, 2011 9:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Middle East Divestment Now

http://www.archive.org/details/GiganticExpansionContraption